KEY DATES 2018
Nomination Open / Tickets On Sale
Monday, 27 August
Sunday, 16 September
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Monday, 24 September
People's Choice Nominations Open
Monday, 24 September
Voting & People's Choice Closes
Sunday, 14 October
Sunday, 21 October
More answers to all your burning questions below...
Sunday, 21 October
Awards Ceremony to be held at Embassy Theatre, followed by Awards Celebration to be held at Harbourside Function Venue (formerly Macs Function Centre).
Anyone! The awards night is a celebration of the industry as a whole. We encourage people from all sides of the industry to come along.
Tickets are $75.00 RA members and $85.00 non members, and include an open bar and substantial eats.
PLEASE NOTE - Ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing your tickets early.
Tickets to the awards night go on sale via our Website on Monday, 27 August – the same day nominations open.
You sure do! Every finalist will received one complimentary ticket to the event.
It’s important to note that ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing additional tickets early.
We’ll be popping a few bottles of champers, so yes - the awards evening on Sunday, 21 October is R18 only.
Isn’t the pride and glory of being an Award Winner enough?
Just kidding... Each winner goes home with a rad wooden trophy – pop it up on your bar, your bathroom shelf, or wave it in the face of haters everywhere you go.
Awards winners will also get a window decal for you to proudly display at your establishment.
Nominations open Monday, 27 August until 5.00pm Sunday, 16 September.
Anyone working in the Wellington hospitality industry can fill out a nomination form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to submit a nomination form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are asked to give your name, email address, position and company name when submitting your nomination form.
The nomination period is a "free-for all". You may nominate whomever you like in each category including all previous winners, however we do have a few rules in place to keep it fair:
*Please NB: Wider Group refers to multiple outlets under one shared ownership e.g. Wellington Hospitality Group, M Group, Relk Group, Trinity Group etc.
We thought you might ask that...
To keep it fair, no individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for.
The Felix Wellington Hospitality Awards nominations are open to all members of the industry, whether you are a member of the Restaurant Association or not.
However, it does pay to be a member of the Restaurant Association, because all members this year get a discounted ticket price to the awards night (whoop whoop!).
CLICK HERE for more details on becoming a RA Member.
You need to rally your peers for nominations during the nomination period (Monday, 27 August to Sunday, 16 September).
Encourage all of your industry peers to nominate you across that time - the top three people/establishments in each category with the MOST NOMINATIONS become the finalists.
Chocolate bribes are all very well and good, but a bit of honest talent does help.
Once nominations close on Sunday, 16 September at 5.00pm, the nominations are collated and the top three people/businesses in each category (with the most nominations) are selected.
These finalists (three per category) will be announced on Monday, 24 September at our Finalist Launch.
You can vote for your favourite (from the three finalists in each category) online from Monday, 24 September at 7.00pm
Voting closes on Sunday, 14 October at 5.00pm.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Wellington hospitality industry can fill out a voting form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers.
You are asked to give your name, email address, position and company name when submitting your voting form. PLEASE NOTE - You may only submit five voting forms per business. Any forms following that will be disregarded.
Yes all previous winners are eligible